As a women's website, we talk a lot about the women of note who are role models in this country. But there are notable men too.
Luckily, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is keeping my hope alive for celebrity men.
He recently appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (another fella we can look up to) and reunited a producer on the show with her Air Force husband just in the time for holidays.
I, like Fallon, definitely got choked up by the sweet moment.
And while this couple was definitely the star of the segment, it is Johnson who continues to shine as a beacon for men, old and young, to look up to.
Let us count the ways Johnson is an inspiration:
Johnson graduated from the University of Miami, but it isn't his college education alone that makes him intelligent.
He didn't become the highest-paid actor in Hollywood by chance.
Interesting piece from The Washington Post on if I ran for POTUS I could actually win. Writer Alyssa Rosenberg did some pretty good research into my background (slave descendants fighting for their freedom, Revolutionary War etc). Much more to uncover but well done.More and more pieces like this are popping up due to the Presidential election and they're cool/fun to read... I care DEEPLY about our county... and the idea of one day becoming President to create real positive impact and global change is very alluring. Buuuuut until that possible day, the most important thing right now is strong honest leadership from our current and future leaders of this country. Thanks again Washington Post.
Heck, I'd vote for him!
This video, in which Johnson talks about his daughter and his family is an instant heart-warmer. Get the tissues ready.
Sure, Johnson was definitely named People's Sexiest Man of 2016 for a damn good reason. Those abs are the things of legend. But it isn't just his body that is rockin', it's also the pride he takes in pushing others to do the same. He even has an app with some hilarious alarms and tips for training.
Just watch the trailer for his upcoming Baywatch movie.
Johnson has struggled with depression and anxiety, but at the end of the day, he's a success story about following your heart.
"When I say I’m going to take care of a woman, I don’t just mean physically or sexually or romantically. I’m going to take care of her emotionally and spiritually," Johnson said in a September 2016 interview with Essence magazine. "I’m going to take care of her in all ways. I take a lot of pride in that today."
A lot of people are scared about the shape of our country right now. While I still wouldn't want to live anywhere else, I too am nervous heading into the future. There seems to be so much that is dividing so many people are the moment, but there are still positive threads that bind us together. Kindness like Johnson has shown keeps my hope alive.
Here's to more celebrities like him making headlines in 2017.
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